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The 8 projects you should stream right now

New music from J. Cole, St. Vincent, Jorja Smith, and more.

May 14, 2021
The 8 projects you should stream right now J. Cole. Photo by David Peters  
J. Cole, The Off-Season
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Cole's seventh full-length album was announced almost out of nowhere earlier this month. The album was preceded only with the release of "i n t e r l u d e," but Cole kept eager fans on their toes with a freestyle over "93 Til Infinity" and "Still Tippin," as well as the announcement of his signing to the Rwandan national basketball team.

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St. Vincent, Daddy's Home
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Annie Clark's new album follows 2017's MASSEDUCTION and that project's full-length remix LP MassEducation. Like those projects, Daddy's Home is co-produced by Clark and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff.

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Jorja Smith, Be Right Back EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

The English singer-songwriter's new EP contains songs Smith felt she needed to write, but that don't fit on her upcoming album. “It’s called Be Right Back," Smith said in a statement, "because it’s just something I want my fans to have right now, this isn’t an album and these songs wouldn’t have made it."

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Various Artists, Spiral: From The Book of SAW Soundtrack EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Executive producer 21 Savage presents a four-song soundtrack for the upcoming film in the horror franchise Saw with new music from Gunna, Young Thug, Young Nudy, and more.

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Fatima Al Qadiri, Medieval Femme
The 8 projects you should stream right now

Al Qadiri's new project for storied electronic label Hyperdub is another concept album with weighty, timely themes. Its music was "inspired by the classical poems of Arab women," according to a press release.

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Jayda G, DJ Kicks
The 8 projects you should stream right now

The announcement of Jayda G's DJ Kicks mix came with the song "All I Need," which made it to our weekly Songs You Need playlist. Today, the entire mix from the Canadian selector and producer is ready for your vibing pleasure.

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LSDXOXO, Dedicated 2 Disrespect EP
The 8 projects you should stream right now

A constant presence at the legendary underground club night GHE20GOTH1K, LSDXOXO moves from DJing to producing with his debut EP. The project's release will be celebrated with a special livestream release party in conjunction with Club Quarantine, kicking off at 7pm EST; find more details here.

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Paris Texas, BOY ANONYMOUS
The 8 projects you should stream right now

BOY ANONYMOUS is the 8-track debut from LA's Paris Texas, the experimental rap duo behind the FADER-approved singles "Heavy Metal" and "Force of Habit."

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The 8 projects you should stream right now